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Winesburgohio
March 3rd 2014



1006 Comments


i'll buy u a drink ;)

Digging: Wretched Excess - Away From This World

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
March 3rd 2014



15727 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

rudy's criticism of this album was solid but like i said i just dont see how saying they just haven't been good since Leave Home is not close minded

Digging: Alvvays - Alvvays

LordePots
March 3rd 2014



6518 Comments


short double g&t fuck the straw and maybe ill let u give me a reach around in the ally behind the buck a shuck

TheRubberbandMan
March 3rd 2014



151 Comments


the best album is immaculada this isn't even a contest

klap
Staff Reviewer
March 3rd 2014



10258 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

i liked this album too, it just felt kinda like them not giving a fuck and tossing off an album in the studio, which hey! is actually pretty great and entertaining but it loses its appeal after a few spins. pearly gates tho that song kills

Digging: The Bilinda Butchers - Heaven

TheRubberbandMan
March 3rd 2014



151 Comments


" it just felt kinda like them not giving a fuck and tossing off an album"

so you're new to the men then?

klap
Staff Reviewer
March 3rd 2014



10258 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

lol plz

TheRubberbandMan
March 3rd 2014



151 Comments


Well...

I mean why would you say something so obviously dumb?

klap
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2014



10258 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

it sounds sloppy and lazy, words i wouldn't necessarily ascribe to their earlier records. not sure what you're getting at?

LordePots
March 4th 2014



6518 Comments


he's just being a turd

TheRubberbandMan
March 4th 2014



151 Comments


But that is the men sloppy lazy and ............... good!

klap
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2014



10258 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

yeah 3.0 that's pretty much what i was getting at lol

LordePots
March 4th 2014



6518 Comments


pissed jeans takes the cake for sloppy lazy excellence

TheRubberbandMan
March 4th 2014



151 Comments


good! is not a 3.0 js

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
March 4th 2014



4507 Comments


The reason people have distrust with this new material is because they started out so aggressive and energetic. Everything after Leave Home has definitely been a regression of that idea, which doesn't necessarily make it bad, but naturally people become offended by this because punk ideology is so specific and concrete to a singular definition of anti-establishment, free thought, and individualism that when a band like this abandon their original values and change to a style that leans more to rock's conventional past, people get upset and dismiss this new material.

LordePots
March 4th 2014



6518 Comments


well put. altho people do the exact same thing in the opposite case too where a band does stick to what they do best for too long...

TheRubberbandMan
March 4th 2014



151 Comments


"Everything after Leave Home has definitely been a regression of that idea, which doesn't necessarily make it bad, but naturally people become offended by this because punk ideology is so specific and concrete to a singular definition of anti-establishment, free thought, and individualism that when a band"


So so so soooooo so dumb

LordePots
March 4th 2014



6518 Comments


he provides thoughtful and articulate points while you provide no insights whatsoever so you might want to reconsider who looks dumb tbh

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
March 4th 2014



4507 Comments


"altho people do the exact same thing in the opposite case too where a band does stick to what they do best for too long..."

Right, which is why punk is generally applauded in short bursts. There are exceptions to this idea of course, but in the realm of punk music, bands that release a minimal amount of material are typically better received in the present and more revered in the future, because its easier to evaluate, allows them to not grow as a band and face the possibly of negative reception that would leave a dent in their name, and being so firmly aggressive and extreme in general can easily become exhausting and contrived with time.

Winesburgohio
March 4th 2014



1006 Comments


I see your point MonsieurTornado but I don't think i dislike them because I feel betrayed as a true punk who subscribes exclusively a certain facet of the Punk Ethos but because I feel betrayed in a different way - that they used to be visceral, vitriolic and goddamn wonderful and when a band with that much potential goes on auto-pilot it's just like ugh y'know, i don't think it has anything to do with them being punk specifically



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